A Behind The Scenes Look At The #ChangeAGirlsLife Art Print Competition
We are thrilled to be working with prestigious charity, The Prince’s Trust for our International Women’s Day charity collaboration this year. As part of their #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, we launched a creative competition to help find a new generation of exciting female artists...
About The Charity Collaboration
The message of women supporting women is hugely important to our Co-Founders Jane Rockett & Lucy St George. Therefore, when The Prince’s Trust approached us to create a charity collaboration for IWD, we were excited to be involved. The Prince’s Trust helps young people all over the UK and supports them into jobs, education and training. Their research has found that over half (57%) of young women said they have lost confidence as a result of the pandemic. In addition, 25% of young women feel like they are going to fail in life. However, only 19% of young men reported the same. In response to this, The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women initiative helps address the challenges young women face. At Rockett St George, we are incredibly proud to support the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign through our charity collaboration.
In celebration of the charity’s #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, we launched a UK-wide creative art competition. Created to find and raise awareness of fabulous female artists, the competition focuses on the theme of female empowerment. With a brief to create a piece of art that captures the spirit of women supporting women, the winning designs are a true expression of girl power. And most importantly of all, 25% of every print sale goes directly to #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign. The funds raised will help to bring hope and opportunity to young women who have lost confidence in their future.
Behind The Scenes Of Our Charity Collaboration: Finding Our Competition Winners
Our charity collaboration judging team: Lucy St George, Kat Thomas & Tash South
We were blown away by the incredible entries to our charity collaboration competition. Firstly, the sheer standard alone was incredible. However, the thought and story behind every piece of art was also a huge inspiration. To help us narrow down our six winners, we enlisted the help of our brilliant judging panel. Firstly, we of course involved our fabulous Co-founder, Lucy St George. Secondly, we were joined by Head of Sponsorship & Commercial at The Prince’s Trust, Kat Thomas. Finally, we asked for the help of fellow Rockett St George artist, interior designer and Founder of Design Diversity Mentors & South Place Studio, Tash South.
Amazed with the high standard of entries, the judging team met in February to decide on the winners. They had their work cut out to decide on the winners and spent the afternoon discussing each brilliant design. In conclusion, after many cups of coffee and much deliberation, the six winning artworks were chosen. So, let's meet the winners...
From left to right: 26-year-old aspiring artist Sophie Chittock with her artwork, We Rise. 29-year-old digital illustrator Lucy J Turner with her artwork, Collective Joy. Sixteen-year old student Sylvia Tirado with her artwork, Liberation. 24-year-old creative Leyla Sitki with her artwork, Just A Part Of Me. 26-year-old artist Natasha Muluswela with her artwork, Challenge The Conventions. 24-year-old Fine Art graduate Meig Sutherland with her artwork, Trust.
Charity Collaboration: The Photoshoot
The Artist Residence Hotel in London
After choosing the wonderful winners of our charity collaboration competition, we organised a photoshoot to meet the artists. Above all, the location for the photoshoot needed to be a space that celebrated incredible art. Therefore, the Artist Residence hotel in London came to mind instantly. As a project focused on championing art and creativity, Artist Residence provided the perfect place to bring the winners together and capture them with their #ChangeAGirlsLife artwork. Here's a peek at some of their designs, nestled amongst the iconic art collection of Artist Residence London.
Artwork from our competition winners on display at Artist Residence London
Launching in time for International Women's Day, the collection is available as either framed or unframed prints. Shop our charity collaboration here to help raise finds for The Prince's Trust. For more information on the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, please visit The Prince's Trust's website. You can also find your favourite print and discover more information on the artists on our blog: